Theatre of Reason Theatre of Desire
by L Benois A & Bakst (9788881184019)

Theatre of Reason Theatre of Desire

L Benois A & Bakst

Release Date: 01 Sep 1998
Format: Paperback
Category: History Of Art & Art & Design Styles
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 9788881184019
ISBN-10: 888118401X

This volume, published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation of Lugano from June to November 1998, reveals the work of two important costume and stage designers of the 20th century. After leaving Russia for Paris, Leon Bakst played a leading role in the years just before World War I as a stage and costume designer for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Alexandre Benois who, after starting his career in 1900 at the Ermitage court theatre, together with Bakst assisted Diaghilev in the founding of the Ballets Russes. Benois created Giselle and Petrushka, for the Ballets Russes, the most well-known and accomplished of his works. Presenting a selection of costumes, pastels, watercolours, gouaches and sketches for costume, sets and props for theatre and ballet performances, the volume studies the differences between Bakst's sensual and decadent orientalism and Benois' academic classicism, within the context of the different cultural interests and backgrounds of the two artists.

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